Wendy’s Headband Knitting Kit contains Yarn and Pattern. The knitter will need 5mm needles. The yarn is BFL/Gotland in an Aran weight but this headband can also be knitted in DK weight yarn. The yarn is natural grey. The pattern is cables and is ideal for someone who has not tried cables before. + For those little bits of yarn that are often left over from a project, A TWIRLS pattern. This pattern is for crocheters. A Twirl is for adornment and practicalities. It can be placed in hair, placed on drawer or door handle and helpfully on suitcases for easy recognition at airports. I am sure you can think of many other helpful possibilities for a Twirl!
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The environment is all the better for using plant dyed yarns. Plant dyes have been used for hundreds of years, one example being The Bayeux Tapestry. With a little care your garment will last.
On receipt of your yarn please rinse in warm water, particularly when using more than one colour in a project. Undo your skein into a circle and place two loose ties around the threads to stabilise. Gently place in warm water for 10 minutes. Lift in one bundle and gently squeeze. If colour shows in the water repeat the process in the same water temperature until the water remains clear. A teaspoon of vinegar in the water may assist.
Laundering – Hand wash in warm water using a neutral ph. Wool soap or liquid shampoo. Do not agitate the water but gently squeeze the item. Pat dry and wrap in a towel to remove excess water. Dry flat away from sunlight/direct heat.
Knitting – Use 2 or 3 ends (one for each row) as all hand dyed yarns may need alternating to avoid pooling.
Gauge – We advise making a tension square 10cm x 10cm. Wash and block the square. Once dried a measurement can be taken to determine exact results for your finished item.
Colours – When choosing a colour of yarn please be aware that monitors vary.
The colour blue can be troublesome. ‘Crocking’ describes the colour blue which does not stay completely on the fabric/yarn. This is the case with jeans. It is not a fault but a character.
The above gives you a completely honest view of plant dyes. You may prefer to be carefree and just make without any of the above considerations. We hope you have fun making. Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org